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What’s New in Civic Tech: Federal Government Launches AI.gov  Government Technology

The federal government has launched a new website dedicated to artificial intelligence. Dubbed Artificial Intelligence for the American People, the site is ...

A 'New Chapter' in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SpaceNews

At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in ...

FBI Probe, Oracle Suit Eye Amazon’s Government Procurement Role  pymnts.com

The FBI launches an investigation into the DoD's contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) after an Oracle suit alleges unfair government procurement ...

30 Companies Getting the Most From the Government  24/7 Wall St.

Source: FineArtCraig / Getty ImagesAccording to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the budget's largest ...

U.K. Approved to Rejoin $1.7 Trillion WTO Procurement Deal  Bloomberg

The United Kingdom won approval to remain in a key World Trade Organization agreement that governs $1.7 trillion worth of annual public procurement ...

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur  The New York Times

Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he's tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.

How a single update to acquisition law can support cloud adoption  Defense Systems

Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is ...

Bloom Assembles Digital Government Alumni for Consulting  Government Technology

According to the former chief digital officer of Boston, one of the nation's most ahead-of-the-curve cities in digital technology, the key to the future of high-tech ...

ABA Federal Procurement Institute — MoFo Attorneys Co-Chair And Moderate Panels - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

During next week's ABA Federal Procurement Institute, March 13-16, 2019 in Annapolis, MD, three Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts attorneys will be ...

Confirmation of continued UK access to the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement  Lexology

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) enables UK businesses to bid for government contracts in the markets of…

How the Government Could Successfully Leverage Its Buying Power  GovExec.com

Ridding the federal government's procurement system of unproductive red tape, streamlining purchases, and getting the best price has been a decades-long ...

Businesses selling to government will have to prove their social impact as part of procurement shake-up  Diginomica

The Cabinet Office has launched a 12 week consultation on how 'social impact' could be included as part of the contract award process.

New Insurance Product Protects Government Contractors From Bid Protests  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bid protests have plagued the government contracting industry for decades and are expected to escalate as...

OMB sets goals for category management  FCW.com

The Office of Management and Budget tasked agencies with new policy for leveraging category management practices.

IL SBDC, HUBZone and Government Contracting Webinar  AdVantageNEWS.com

IL SBDC, HUBZone and Government Contracting Webinar April 16 The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)/Procurement Technical Assistance ...

DHS Procurement Lab: Innovating Acquisition by Failing Safely  GovernmentCIO Media

A high-tech prototype backpack demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support.

SU Ag Center, SBA set to host 15th Annual Procurement Conference  KLFY

Hundreds of current and potential small business owners will gather at the Felton G. Clark Activity Center on April 16 for the Southern University Ag Center's 15th ...

New conflict evidence surfaces in JEDI cloud contract procurement process  TechCrunch

For months, the drama has been steady in the Pentagon's decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process. This week the plot thickened when ...

Section 809: Will accountability and transparency be the price of reform?  Federal News Network

The Coalition for Government Procurement said the Section 809 Panel's approach to the concept of “readily available” products and services to reform the ...

Government Contracting: 5 Trends to Watch for Public  Spend Matters

For details on five trends in government contracting, turn to Public Spend Forum, a sister site of ours, as we explore the world of public spend.

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories  PRNewswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced details of an ...

Tri-County Defense Supply Chain fair to connect businesses to government contracting  Santa Maria Times

Business owners can meet people in defense contract procurement and learn how to become more competitive in cybersecurity-related areas at the free ...

How the public sector modernizes procurement  GCN.com

The U.S. government in fiscal 2018 spent over $7 trillion. Consider for one moment the impact of this spending on people and businesses across the country and ...

One year later, White House to examine President’s Management Agenda  Federal News Network

In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration says it now sees an opportunity to build on many of the 14 cross-agency priority goals outlined in the ...

A lesson from Louisiana: Saving coastal communities | TheHill  The Hill

As coastal Louisiana continues to degrade, communities are left increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic storm flooding. The coastal wetlands, a century ago ...

FBI, DoD IG conducting preliminary investigation into JEDI, procurements  Federal News Network

At least one source has been interviewed by the FBI and DoD IG asking about the $10 billion Joint Defense Enterprise Infrastructure (JEDI) program and the ...

No deal Brexit | UK government sets out changes to regulated procurement regime  Lexology

On 13 December 2018, the Cabinet Office laid a draft Statutory Instrument (The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019), which will ...

IT modernization, rapid procurement is a national security imperative  Federal News Network

IT modernization is now widely recognized as a national security imperative. So says the Section 809 panel, a blue ribbon committee established by Congress to ...

Venezuela's Guaido says government doesn't 'dare' arrest him  WPEC

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday said the government was too dysfunctional to arrest him, in what ...

Government issues latest public procurement guidance with Procurement Policy Note 01/19  Lexology

On 22 February 2019, the Cabinet Office issued Procurement Policy Note 01/19 offering further guidance in relation to the selection criteria of…

Brexit ferry contracts could cost government millions more  BBC News

The government will be forced to spend tens of millions of additional pounds to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place if Brexit is delayed. Sources have ...

Other Transactions: Do the Rewards Outweigh the Risks?  Project On Government Oversight

Other transaction agreements, once considered a last resort and risky, are now a preferred contracting process. Why? Because they are favored by large ...

David Berteau, CEO of Professional Services Council, Selected to 2019 Wash100 for US Government Procurement, Funding Push  ExecutiveBiz

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive ...

Shanahan plays up Congress’ love of innovation in Space Force plea, projects larger numbers  Federal News Network

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is trying to put the Space Force's best foot forward as Congress starts its 2020 defense authorization cycle and will ...

Bill to modernize bidding clears Senate | Franklin Hamburg Lafayette NJ | Local News  The Advertiser News South

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to update and streamline the electronic bidding process for public works projects of significant value ...

The top procurement issues in 2019  Federal News Network

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group talks about the key procurement issues in 2019 including challenges posed by GSA's schedules modernization ...

VA Procurement and Security Clearance Processing Land on GAO's High-Risk List  GovExec.com

The Veterans Affairs Department suffers from “fundamental management weaknesses and is one of the most challenged in the federal government,” Comptroller ...

How do we stop government graft?  Northside Sun

“Is Mississippi the most corrupt state in the country?” It's one of the most common questions I'm asked as your state auditor. Most folks who ask have read a ...

Federal 100: Emily W. Murphy  FCW.com

Name: Emily W. Murphy Title: Administrator Agency: General Services Administration. *Service* first. Every one of the dozens of modernization, automation, ...

County Commission hears figures for fire department bids  MDJOnline.com

Polk County is finally looking to purchase some of the items previously approved on their FY 2019 Capital Improvement Plan, and after receiving bids on ...

GTY Technology invests big in online government services  DigitalCommerce360

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. wants to help government agencies run better, and it's investing hundreds of millions to do just that with several online ...

Boeing receives $4 billion multiyear contract for 78 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft  Military Embedded Systems

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. U.S. Navy officials signed a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract with Boeing for 78 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft that includes 72 ...

Creating Efficiencies Across Government  Government of Ontario News

Ontario's Government is working for the people to reduce burden and make it easier and more efficient to do business with the province. We are transforming ...

Lawmakers should make following the money easy for procurement contracts • Arizona Mirror  Arizona Mirror

Arizona has taken some good steps toward government transparency in recent years, but none would inform taxpayers more than creating a centralized ...

Cabinet Office publishes 'Outsourcing Playbook' - 11 new policies to help government get outsourcing right  Diginomica

Whitehall has a chequered past when it comes to the success of outsourcing contracts. The recent fall of Carillion has forced the government to focus its ...

Waiting for a buyout? Good luck with that!  Federal News Network

Years after the buyout surge of the 1990s some still-working feds are hanging on until the next round of buyouts. But that could take a while.

Make Corporations Pay for the Green New Deal  Jacobin magazine

A Green New Deal will require trillions of dollars of investment. But the government doesn't actually need to put up all the cash — we can make corporations pay.

UK to insist suppliers pay SMEs quickly, says commercial chief  Global Government Forum

By Ian Hall on 03/03/2019. Email. Gareth Rhys Williams, head of the Crown Commercial *Service*, UK. The UK Government is to exclude companies from ...

Falklands launches procurement process and issues tender for a new port facility  MercoPress

The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday approved a formal procurement process to issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to the global construction ...

Tips to Win US Government Contracts: Small Business Style  Spend Matters

Let's look at tips to win U.S. government contracts — like assessing eligibility, getting credentials, evaluating set-aside status and finding contracts.

Turkey targets defense and aerospace exports to counter growing national deficit  DefenseNews.com

ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government is pressuring its defense and aerospace industries to boost exports as part of an aggressive strategy aimed at ...

In TV debate, Toni Preckwinkle questions whether Lori Lightfoot has the experience to run Chicago  Chicago Tribune

The exchange was the highlight of the second one-on-one televised debate ahead of the April 2 runoff election that gave each candidate the opportunity to touch ...

Reported revelation pauses legal fight over JEDI procurement  Washington Business Journal

A federal judge has granted a stay in a legal battle involving the Defense Department, Oracle and Amazon Web Services regarding the blockbuster $10 billion ...

Pentagon checks for conflict of interest in cloud procurement bid  DigitalCommerce360

In its pending $10 billion cloud contract, the Department of Defense is reviewing new information about the role of Deap Ubhi, a former Pentagon employee who ...

Pentagon Reviewing Potential Conflicts of Interests in Cloud Bid  Bloomberg

An unexpected twist in an ongoing legal battle over a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract has thrust a former Defense Department official's connections to ...

Government Board selects 360Giving Data Standard for disclosing of grant data  UK Fundraising

The UK Government's Open Standards Board has selected the 360Giving Data Standard for use by central government departments and their agencies when.

New integrity regime will add 'flexibility' to procurement bans, states minister  Daily Commercial News

OTTAWA — Canada's minister in charge of procurement says the Trudeau government wants its integrity regime for corporate wrongdoing to be more flexible ...

New County Procurement Director Vows To Foster Business-Friendly Atmosphere  BethesdaMagazine.com

Montgomery County's new procurement director, Ash Shetty, thinks it's time for the county to streamline processes to make the department more friendly to ...

Alfresco's Tony Franzonello Parts the Clouds on Agency Migration  MeriTalk

MeriTalk recently connected with Tony Franzonello, Vice President of Federal Sales at Alfresco, on the hurdles his Federal agency partners have faced with the ...

DNA Evidence: DOJ Should Improve Performance Measurement and Properly Design Controls for Nationwide Grant Program  Government Accountability Office

State and local crime labs analyze DNA evidence from crime scenes to help bring criminals to justice. At the end of 2017, these labs had about 169000 ...

Case Summary: Procedural fairness is reviewed on a standard of correctness  Lexology

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Councillor – Judicial review – Appeals – Natural justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard ...

Business and government leaders parse through Yukon’s new procurement policy  Yukon News

Perhaps the biggest two takeaways from the Yukon government's new procurement policy are welcoming First Nations into the fold of the process and defining ...

Measure Drone Solutions Now Available on Carahsoft's SEWP V Contract  GlobeNewswire

Expert Drone Services and Software Now Available to Public Sector. WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va. , March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Measure UAS, ...

Are Your Local Utilities Contracting with Local Minorities Firms? Probably Not!  The Chicago Cusader

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow Utility companies are licensed monopolies. They are authorized to provide services such as water, heating ...

Public Procurement In Scotland Post Brexit - Government, Public Sector - UK  Mondaq News Alerts

The Scottish Government has published its first two Scottish Procurement Policy Notes (SPPNs) for 2019, both of which relate to public procurement in Scotland .

ICC-ECCO publish Guide to International Offset Contracts - ICC  International Chamber of Commerce

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in collaboration with the European Club for Countertrade and Offset (ECCO), has released guidance to help ...

OPINION: Strategic sourcing key in government procurement  IOL

One of the country's biggest, if not the biggest, consumers of goods, services and products is the government writes Eustace Mashimbye.

| Historical Headlines – March 22  The Kittanning Paper

3/22/1969 – State police here, investigating a break-in earlier this week at Morda's Dining Room, said a 12-inch television set is missing. 3/22/1969 – Miss ...

Interserve administration will not affect delivery of public services, government says  Infrastructure Intelligence

The parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, has reassured government and Interserve suppliers that the company's refinancing deal will ...

Government pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case  BBC News

The government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In December, the ...

Private-power group disputes government claim B.C. Hydro wasting $16 billion on unneeded electricity  Vancouver Sun

The province's allegation that the previous government pressured B.C. Hydro into buying $16 billion worth of electricity it doesn't need from independent power ...

Public procurement - deal or no deal  Lexology

With the planned date of Brexit less than a month away but no clear picture of how the UK will exit the EU, we look at the likely consequences for public ...

Govt raises procurement quotation limit to S$90,000, Government & Economy  The Business Times

Singapore Budget 2019: THE BUSINESS TIMES Government & Economy - THE upper limit for quotations in government procurement will be raised to S$90000 ...

U.S. Firms Are Helping Build China’s Orwellian State  Foreign Policy

When a Dutch cybersecurity researcher disclosed last month that Chinese security contractor SenseNets left a massive facial recognition database tracking the ...

Stop stalling with consultations, it's time for government to deliver on pipeline  Infrastructure Intelligence

The government needs to get serious about delivering its pipeline and stop stalling progress with more consultations says Stephen Tobin, infrastructure expert ...

Government extends IGST, compensation cess exemption under various export promotion plans  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Giving relief to exporters, the government has extended IGST (Integrated Goods and *Service* Tax) and compensation cess exemptions for goods ...

Procurement Perspectives: Improving your success rate on RFPs  Daily Commercial News

Many contractors are frustrated with the success rate they have winning RFPs. Several different factors contribute to the ability of a proponent being successful in ...

Fix proposed for 'serious gaps' in Nebraska's procurement process  Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska officials fired a pair of technology companies last December after it became clear they couldn't complete two upgrade projects to essential software ...

How to Read China's New Foreign Investment Law  China Briefing

China's newly introduced Foreign Investment Law intends to address international criticism over its market access and legal protections for investors.

What to expect from the Government Procurement Act  The Malaysian Reserve

Procurement legislation that the government plans to have by 2023 can replace various circulars and directives that currently govern the practice.

Poll: Gantz gains momentum, but Right has clear advantage  Israel Hayom

For the first time since the start of the campaign for the April 9 Knesset election, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is polling higher than Prime Minister ...

Sindh govt cancels procurement of Green Line buses  The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to cancel “Green Buses” procurement process following the federal government's decision to run the buses on this ...

Clyde Procure Alert: UK Government consultation open on social value in procurements  Lexology

The UK Government has announced that it is targeting 1/3 of central government contracts to be awarded to small and medium sized enterprises by 2022…

In bid to save cash, Ford government will centralize public sector procurement  iPolitics.ca

TORONTO—The Ford government will centralize public sector procurement in the hopes of shaving $1 billion off the provincial deficit. But the savings from the ...

International trade is incredibly important to small businesses – Here's why  Fox News

Right now, Congress has a big opportunity to help small business. And while the nature of the opportunity is tremendous, and historic, it may not fit with common ...

Undoing procurement reform  Northside Sun

Ever since the state legislature passed procurement reform, there has been a constant effort to repeal the reforms. This session is no different. State Rep.

GovConRx Adds Former DHS Chief Procurement Officer Greg Rothwell to its Advisory Board and Former Acquisition Executive Mickey Jones to its Management Team  PRNewswire

RESTON, Va., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GovConRx, proudly announced today that two former Federal senior procurement executives have joined the ...

Procurement frameworks: The role of the public sector in energy demand  Open Access Government

Adam Garbutt, CCS Category Lead for Utilities & Fuels (Strategic) at Crown Commercial *Service* – HELGA explains the role of the public sector when it comes to ...

UK Government Launches Opportunity for Industry to Collaborate on the Development of Next-Generation Air Power  I-Connect007

Companies from across the UK defence industry have come together in the first opportunity for suppliers to engage with the Government and Team Tempest ...

Procurement Perspectives: Rudimentary models of complex systems  Daily Commercial News

In principle, cost-benefit analysis (CBA) affords an understanding of the necessary choices different policies imply. Such an analysis should not be the exclusive ...

Procurement Perspectives: An alternative process to dispute resolution  Daily Commercial News

The term “expert determination” describes a dispute resolution procedure under which the parties jointly instruct an expert to decide an issue, with the ...

Bank of England's technology costs are 33.6% more expensive than central government benchmarks  Diginomica

The Bank of England is undergoing a 'central services transformation programme' to simplify the services across procurement, HR and finance.

Veritone One (VERI) eceives FedRAMP Authorization for its aiWARE Government Platform  StreetInsider.com

Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the ...

Vietnam opens government procurement market  VietNamNet Bridge

The Vietnamese government procurement market has been open for the first time to meet the country's commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive ...

New law to level playing field for foreign investors approved by China  South China Morning Post

Attempt by Beijing to address key issues raised by US President Donald Trump as part of the US-China trade war including forced technology transfer and ...

US' giant military contract has a hitch: A little-known man of Indian origin  ETtech.com

A circuitous career has landed Deap Ubhi, now 39, in the center of a Washington drama.

Commodity outlook: Short-term bias for gold looks negative  Economic Times

Brent crude was 0.15 per cent down at $67.76 per barrel while WTI slipped 0.20 per cent to $59.86.

IBM Corporation  Government Accountability Office

IBM Corporation, of Reston, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Accenture Federal Services, LLC, of Arlington, Virginia, by the Department of ...

U.S. sanctions Congo election officials, says they obstructed vote  Reuters Africa

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials from Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission, accusing them of ...

New Measures To Protect Immigrants From ICE  Lansing Star

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced two new measures to assist and protect immigrants targeted by ICE and the federal government's anti-immigrant ...

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